KARACHI  - Pakistan Navy commissioned the 3rd Pak Marines Battalion at Gwadar on Thursday while Bahria Model School was inaugurated at Jiwani.

A press release of the PN said that in order to further strengthen the defence of Gwadar Port and to enhance the security of vital PN assets and installations along the western coasts, Pakistan Navy has achieved a significant milestone by commissioning the 3rd Pak Marines Battalion.

The commissioning ceremony was held today at Gwadar. The Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Muhammad Shafiq was the chief guest on the occasion.

Shafiq said that at present the country was faced with internal and external threats, which makes security today’s main concern. He said that Pak Marines always remained steadfast and proved their mettle whenever the nation called for. Be that defence of border in creek areas, air defence of PN assets, security of sensitive areas or aid to civil power during natural disasters.